Important future topics for cities will be the utilization of digital systems to increase efficiency, reduce congestion in the street, and enhance quality of life to become a “smart city”. Inhabitants associate the topics “technology”, “connected”, “internet” and “modern” with a tomorrow’s city. And, as more and more people will live in cities in the future, some of the most important challenges to cities will be the improvement of infrastructure and the use of smart technologies to optimize services and traffic, as well as the livability of their town for the inhabitants.
Electric vehicles can and will significantly contribute to reduce congestion in the streets. Together with public transport, they will have many implications in how people move within the streets to organize their daily lives. Mass adoption of EVs, however, will depend on building a robust EV-charging station infrastructure. Much like the gas stations that dot our cities nowadays, they will soon be part of the urban landscape.
So, why does this matter for property owners of car parks in cities? The functionality of car parks within the grid of transportation directly relates to their location regarding the migrations of people. Owners of facilities will have the opportunity to increase the value of their properties as well as their revenues by offering smooth entry and exit of the car park and the possibility of charging the EVs of inhabitants, guests or city visitors. Offering digital payment options for paying EV-charging and parking in one go, will lead to more convenience for the parkers and thus, increased traffic in the car park.
Long story short, the best way to welcome customers in city car parks is to offer easy-to-use digital subscription and payment options, the possibility to conveniently driving in and out the car park and ways to pay EV-charging and parking fees with one identifier. The owners are able to monitor and control all their car parks remotely and manage them based on a holistic reporting.
Discover the benefits for you and your parkers and that SKIDATA is your reliable partner and advisor when it comes to changing the world of welcoming people. For more information and a comprehensive hands-on experience, we invite you to visit us at our stand in hall 2-100 at the Intertraffic fair in Amsterdam, March 29th to April 1st.
SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.